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Okanagan Arts

Culture and Community

Spring 2007

An Ongoing Series of Lectures and Presentations that Celebrate the Creative Okanagan

Okanagan Institute
Thursday Express
4:30pm Thursdays
at the Bohemian Cafe

Click here for schedule
and information.

Arts Council of the Central Okanagan
Arts Council of the
Central Okanagan

8-1304 Ellis Street
Kelowna BC Canada V1Y 1Z8
Email: Click Here.
Elke Lange, Executive Director

Produced in association with
Okanagan Bookworks


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Roger Goldammer, The Bike Bender

The skill and passion of Roger Goldammer for designing and building custom motorcycles has turned a hobby into a creative business as a premier bike builder in the custom motorcycle community.

Roger Goldammer

Roger Goldammer has long had a passion for the mechanical. He grew up working around cars and aircraft, and began working with motorcycles when he was a teen. What started out as a hobby 20 years ago has transformed into a thriving, award-winning business.

Roger studied at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and served an apprenticeship in machining and engine building. To combine manufacturing and his true passion of building custom bikes, Roger relocated to Arizona to train in Harley-Davidson motorcycle mechanics at the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and to participate in Phoenix's thriving motorcycle community. Both proved a solid foundation for him to open his own business in Kelowna.

Roger Goldammer

The unique and innovative designs of Goldammer Cycle Works stand apart in the international custom bike scene. Out of necessity, he builds most parts for his show bikes, which combine the functional and the innovative. His bikes are distinquished by their cutting-edge styling, and his unique designs compete successfully at an international level.

Awards include 1st place at the 2002 Grand National Roadster Show and the 2003 VQ Award for Most Innovative Bike Builder. In 2004 and 2005, Goldammer creations won 1st place in the Artistry in Iron Competition at the Las Vegas Bike Fest. Goldammer's latest bikes, the boardtrack racer BTR3 and Trouble, took 1st place at the World Championship of Custom Bike Building.

For more information, consult his website at www.goldammercycle.com

Roger Goldammer

Wild Blue Yonder at Thursday Express